After Hull City were relegated from the Premier League in 2017, Marco Silva left the Tigers and moved to Watford and the Portuguese coach signed Richarlison from Fluminense in his first transfer window at Vicarage Road.

Following a series of poor results, the Hornets parted ways with the 41-year-old and replaced him with Javi Gracia in January. The latter helped the club finish in 14th place last season.

Earlier in May, Everton appointed Silva as their new manager and the Toffees helped him complete the signing of the Brazil international for a club record fee. The forward has impressed so far with his displays, scoring thrice in three league matches for the Merseyside club.

Watford, on the other hand, enjoyed a good start to the season after winning all four matches and have the same number of points as leaders Liverpool and Chelsea. The 21-year-old expressed his happiness towards his former club after a good start to the new campaign.

“Very happy [with Watford’s start], mainly because I’ve got lots of friends there. It was the club that brought me to England and gave me an opportunity, for which I’ll always be grateful. The club and the fans have always treated me with a lot of love – it’s something I’ll never forget,” Richarlison told Spanish newspaper AS.

On his relationship with Gracia, the Everton new signing said, “It was really good. He’s an excellent coach. He arrived at a difficult time, in the middle of the year, but he finished up helping up to finish in the season in an honourable position in the Premier League.”